Obsolete. With Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, content authors can easily create pages that run on all platforms—the 32-bit Windows platforms, Windows 3.1, Macintosh, and UNIX. In particular, core Dynamic HTML (DHTML) and Microsoft Active Channel functionality are cross-platform.
The following DHTML features are supported across platforms.
- Full CSS 1 Core
- DHTML–Dynamic Styles
- DHTML–Stylesheet Object Model
- DHTML–Element Collection
- DHTML–Event Model
- DHTML–Core Dynamic Content: innerHTML, outerHTML, and associated methods
- Data Binding
- HTML 4 support
- HTML dialog boxes
The following Active Channel functionality is supported across platforms.
- General CDF support
- Subscriptions, notification, offline reading
In addition, several features are available on some platforms but will degrade gracefully on other platforms.
- CSS Filters and Transitions. On some platforms, the filters and transitions may degrade to a basic filter or transition effect.
- Font Download. If a platform does not support font download, another font already on the computer will be substituted for the specified font.
- User Profile–Object Model. If a platform does not support this feature, it will appear as though the user has disabled it.
In addition to the cross-platform functionality, the versions of Internet Explorer 4.0 for the 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000) support additional premium functionality, including:
- Multimedia controls
- DHTML–Extended Dynamic Content: the TextRange, Table object model, and associated methods
- Data Binding–Remote Data Service
- XML parser ActiveX control
- Active Channels: page hit logging
- Active Channels: display as screen saver
- Active Channels: display as desktop component